The Science

 

Education about POTS

*THIS INFORMATION IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT INTENDED TO BE USED FOR DIAGNOSIS.

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) is not a specific disease but a syndrome which is a collection of symptoms. It is clinically defined as a heart rate increase of 30 beats per minute or more from the lying down to the standing position within 10 minutes or less. The diagnosis for POTS is usually established when a patient fails the Tilt Table Test: patients usually experience extremely rapid heart rate increase (Tachycardia) over 100 bpm and/or have significant changes in blood pressure. Some patients pass out (syncope). The reason for this problem is a dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system (dysautonomia).

POTS symptoms are widespread and can vary from day-to-day, because the autonomic nervous system plays an extensive role in regulating functions throughout the body.

Education about POTS

*THIS INFORMATION IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT INTENDED TO BE USED FOR DIAGNOSIS.

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) is not a specific disease but a syndrome which is a collection of symptoms. It is clinically defined as a heart rate increase of 30 beats per minute or more from the lying down to the standing position within 10 minutes or less. The diagnosis for POTS is usually established when a patient fails the Tilt Table Test: patients usually experience extremely rapid heart rate increase (Tachycardia) over 100 bpm and/or have significant changes in blood pressure. Some patients pass out (syncope). The reason for this problem is a dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system (dysautonomia).

POTS symptoms are widespread and can vary from day-to-day, because the autonomic nervous system plays an extensive role in regulating functions throughout the body.

Common Symptoms of Stress:

  • orthostatic intolerance
  • light/noise sensitivity
  • tachycardia
  • bradycardia
  • headaches
  • fatigue
  • dizziness
  • chest pain
  • exercise intolerance
  • gastrointestinal issues
  •  insomnia
  •  tremors
  •   blurry vision
  •   joint/muscle pain
  •   tingling in the legs
  •   feelings of heat
  •   sweating
  •   muscle weakness
  •   nausea
  • thermoregulatory issues
  • tremors
  • low mood
  • frequent urination
  • brain fog
  • anxiety
  • menstrual irregularities
  • adrenaline rush
  • seizures/convulsions
  • cognitive impairment
  • light/noise sensitivity
  • tachycardia
  • headaches
  • fatigue
  • dizziness
  • chest pain
  • gastrointestinal issues
  • insomnia
  • blurry vision
  • joint/muscle pain
  • feelings of heat
  • sweating
  • muscle weakness
  • nausea
  • thermoregulatory issues
  • tremors
  • low mood
  • anxiety
  • adrenaline rush
 

                                                                                       The Autonomic Nervous System

Goal of The Autonomic Balance Training System:

The goal of this program is to educate those that are affected by the above issues and provide them with the tools and skills they need to make optimal choices and lead a healthier lifestyle that does not revolve around their disorders. This approach may allow users to relax the Sympathetic Nervous System and balance the Autonomic Nervous System through the use of wellness techniques. When a person has dysautonomia, symptoms are caused by an overactive sympathetic nervous system (they are stuck in “fight-or-flight” mode). This program teaches users the choices they can make in their daily lives, and the type of lifestyle they can lead, which may allow for engagement of the parasympathetic nervous system (the relaxation response) and greater balance within the ANS. This wellness program may help to eventually re-establish an automatic thermostat within the body that controls overall health.

Program Information and Education:

  • Heart Rate Variability
  • Respiration Rate
  • Biofeedback
  • Physiological Stress Management
  • Relaxation Training
  • Nutrition
  • Sleep Optimization
  • Exercise Management